Beautiful and well-groomed feet are the pride of many women, and how frustrating when you see yellow nails, cracked feet and skin peeling. The whole picture is to ensure marred by severe itching between the toes. When you see these symptoms are likely to assume a fungal infection.
Absolutely all fungal diseases are infectious in origin, that is, they provoke the development of pathogens. Favourite places of localization of the pathogenic fungi are skin and nails.
Infection is a fungal infection occurs through contact with a sick person or a carrier, and failure to observe the rules of personal hygiene. Most often, the infection fungal infection occurs through objects or other people's shoes.
High likelihood of Developing a fungal infection in public places, sports clubs, swimming pools, spa, saunas, and that is, in places with high humidity and temperature.
Nail fungus is very difficult to miss. Clinically, mycosis manifests itself like this:
In the absence of timely treatment and the progression of the fungal infection is observed in the seal of the nail plate, keratinization of the nail and its shape change. Such changes significantly reduce the effectiveness of treatment, leading to kroonisuus the degree of fungal infection.
Nail fungus, usually found in adults and the elderly. Mycoses in children, rarely meet.
Predisposing factors of infection by the fungus are the following facilities:
In the absence of appropriate treatment nail fungus for some time completely destroys the nail plate and periungual roller. In some people, this process takes years, and some complications arise in a few months from the moment of infection. It depends on the condition of the human immune system. The spread of the fungal infection on the skin in humans, symptoms of allergies, and the observed exacerbation of chronic diseases of the body. Nail fungus in HIV-infected people can lead to death!
In general, the diagnosis of fungal infection does not cause difficulties for experts. The diagnosis is enough to visual inspection of the nail plate and the characteristic complaints of the patient. Identification of the pathogen, the doctor makes a scraping from the affected area of skin and transmits the material to the laboratory for microscopic examination.
Recognize themselves in the symptoms of athlete's foot as soon as possible to seek medical help. Do not self-medicate, as this leads to complications in the form of internal organs and the skin.
After examination of the patient and to identify the species of the pathogen, the doctor will prescribe treatment. Usually, the most common method for the treatment of mycosis are:
Special attention during the treatment of athlete's foot and nail experts to give the patient's immune system. With a weak protective functions of the organism patient it is difficult to cope with the pathogen. The aim is to increase the immunity of the patient is prescribed immunomodulators, vitamin complex, Echinacea tincture. In addition, it is important to check the diet of the patient, to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, remove the muffin, black coffee, and alcoholic beverages.
Traditional treatments for fungal infections is very effective, but only with a doctor's permission and always in combination with other drugs. It is impossible to look at conventional medicine the most important method for the treatment of athlete's foot. The use of herbal concoctions and lotions can help to reduce the symptoms of the disease, eliminate itching and flaking, but not to save the patient the cause of the mycosis. So, to ease the acute stage of fungal diseases you can use the following recipes:
We all know that any infection, including nail fungus, it is better to prevent than to treat. By simply following the following recommendations, in order to avoid contamination:
If one of your family members to find a foot fungus, don't panic! Compliance with the above mentioned rules can help you avoid infection. The patient need granted individual towel and sponge bathing. After taking the bath the patient, flushing it with hot soapy water, after which the handle 55 with a solution of chloramine or chlorine. Patient's towel and clothing must be washed separately from other clothes or household members at high temperature.
If you suspect that you have contracted the fungus, lubrication between the fingers and the nail plate antifungal ointment and contact your doctor.